05 may 02 | women.born.today

Rhoda Lavinia Goodell (02 may 1839 – 31 mar 1880 | Utica NY – Janesville WI) first licensed female lawyer in Wisconsin

Alice Bertha Kroeger (02 may 1864 – 31 oct 1909 | St Louis MO – Philadelphia PA) author, librarian, suffragist, first director of Drexel Institute Library School

Nannie Helen Burroughs (02 may 1883 – 20 may 1961 | Orange VA – Washington DC) orator, activist, educator, religious leader

Hedda Hopper (02 may 1890 – 01 feb 1966 | Hollidaysburg PA – Hollywood CA) actress, journalist, gossip columnist

Margaret Leech (02 may 1893 – 24 feb 1974 | Newburgh NY – New York NY) author, historian

Helen Richardson Dreiser (02 may 1894 – 22 sep 1955 | Pennsylvania – Glendale CA) author, memoirist

Margaret Frances [Peggy] Bacon (02 may 1895 – 04 jan 1987 | Ridgefield CT – Kennebunk ME) writer, painter, printmaker, illustrator

Charlotte Armstrong (02 may 1905 – 18 jul 1969 | Vulcan MI – Glendale CA) novelist, screenwriter, fashion reporter

Mildred Walker (02 may 1905 – 27 may 1998 | Philadelphia PA – Portland OR) novelist, creative-writing professor

Florence Kopleff (02 may 1924 – 24 jul 2012 | New York NY – Atlanta GA) classical contralto, voice teacher / professor, first artist-in-residence Georgia State University

Joanna Rogers Macy (02 may 1929 – Berkeley CA) author, Buddhist scholar, environmental activist

Ruth Fainlight (02 may 1931 – New York NY)  poet, short story writer, translator, librettist

Martha Grimes (02 may 1931 – Pittsburgh PA) detective fiction novelist

Jan Showers (02 may 1942 – Hillsboro TX) author, interior designer, antiques dealer

June Millington (02 may 1948 – Manila, Philippines) guitarist, songwriter, producer, instructor, former all-female rock band founder, Institute for Musical Arts (IMA) co-founder / artistic director, musical video / documentary co-director

Florence Donald Shapiro (02 may 1948 – New York NY) teacher, politician, children / women’s activist, pr / ad / special events agency owner

Anne Kristine Stuart (02 may 1948 – Philadelphia PA) romance novelist, Romance Writers of America‘s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (02 may 1950 – 12 apr 2009 | Dayton OH – New York NY) poet, critic, author, academic, queer / gender / critical studies scholar

Kim Jones (02 may 1958 – Sonoma CA) author, marathoner, road runner, distance running coach

Penny Sue Pritzker (02 may 1959 – Chicago IL) civic leader, entrepreneur, philanthropist, business executive, US Secretary of CommerceCanadian MP, businesswoman, charitable foundation founder / leader

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